May 21, 2017

Chassis Focus – Naoto Matsukura

Chassis – Infinity
Engine – OS Speed 2102R Gold Edition
Fuel – Runner Time
Tires (handout) – MR33
Radio/Servo – Sanwa
Body – Protoform R18

Remarks – 4 time EP World Champion Naoto Matsukura is running 1/8th scale for just the 2nd time, the decision to attend the ENS made only last weekend at the ETS in Italy. Given a car with a setup from 1/8th specialist Takaaki Shimo, seeing that 1/8th is very similar to his specialist class 1/12th scale, he made his own changes to the Infinity car to get more steering such as harder rear sway bar and more caster in front and now really enjoys driving the car around the very technical Mulhouse track. Also trying different bodyshells he tried the R19 from Protoform in practice but found the R18 was more stable in the corners.

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